Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
YOGYAKARTA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the official establishment of the first-ever provincial logistics cluster in Indonesia by the Governor of Yogyakarta.
DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.
The addition of 41 new, Russian-made Kamaz trucks to WFP's fleet in Afghanistan will allow for the disposal of old, less-eficient vehicles.
SUBANG – The Government of Malaysia and the World Food Programme today celebrated the start of construction on a state-of-the-art United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) facility in Subang.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up provision of food to hungry people crossing Libya’s borders, while airlifting and pre-positioning portable warehouses and office equipment as part of regional contingency plans.
DJIBOUTI – A ceremony was held today to lay the foundation stone of a new United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Humanitarian Logistics Base on 40,000 square meters of land made available to WFP by the Government of Djibouti.
SEOUL – LG Electronics (LG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have this week come together in new partnership to strengthen the fight against hunger and under-nutrition in Asia.
Over the past five years, Spain and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have built a strong partnership which has led to Spain becoming a major donor to WFP operations across the world. In the context of the global economic crisis, WFP appreciates Spain’s commitment to keep the battle against hunger a high priority in the government’s agenda and is thankful for their humanitarian response in Africa and Latin America.
Overview: In the week after the January 12 earthquake, WFP delivered 1 million rations, equivalent to more than 3 million meals, to over 200,000 people.
BISHKEK - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is accelerating the delivery of food assistance to Kyrgyzstan with the arrival of a plane-load of aid in the city of Osh today.